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Senate Proceeding on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 5:00:25 to 5:03:44
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Bob Corker

5:00:22 to 5:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: repeatedly, publicly thanked the good senator from connecticut for going through that process. and there is no question it is a much better bill. as a matter of fact, i think it is a very amendable bill. here's what i'll say, i think things are being said -- there's no question some of the attacks on the order to liquidation have

Bob Corker

5:00:25 to 5:03:44( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

5:00:43 to 5:01:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: been over the top. on the other hand, there's no question that treasury and -- and the fdic created some loopholes. that's what executive branches do, because they want the flexibility to do whatever they'd like to do. i would do the same thing if i were them. but there are some things that need to be tightened up and i

Bob Corker

5:01:04 to 5:01:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: think we can do that in five minutes. i really do. i talked to the treasury secretary it's obviously more of a committee-committee level deal now. i understand that. i think we can resolve that. i think the thing -- i know there's been discussions about this letter. the fact is i think what we're trying to do is say let's get

Bob Corker

5:01:26 to 5:01:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: this template done over the next couple of weeks. let's don't slow it down. i know talked about entering a bill on april 26th. i know there's talks of sliding a week because there are some other cats an dogs need to be -- and dogs that need to be dealt with. but we can do this. if everybody would just calm

Bob Corker

5:01:47 to 5:02:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: down and if everybody would quit exaggerating how bad things are, there's been a lot of cooperation. i just met with the ranking member. i left his office. i think there's a strong, strong, strong desire to reach a bipartisan agreement. and i hope -- i think -- i'm not blaming anybody, but i think the white house is stirring around in this, all kind of forces

Bob Corker

5:02:08 to 5:02:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: going on. i think the good senator from connecticut wants a bipartisan bill that will stand the test of time. i know that i want one. i know the ranking member wants one. i think most every republican wants one. and i think if we could quit shooting things over theransim

Bob Corker

5:02:30 to 5:02:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and settle down, i think without slowing the introduction of this bill down, not slowing is it down one day, if we just get serious as adults for the next 10 days or so, a week, i think we could finish. and -- and i really believe that. and i just would ask -- i'd ask all my colleagues, and i ask this respectfully of my

Bob Corker

5:02:51 to 5:03:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: colleague from connecticut, who, you know, look, things didn't get where they needed to be and i understand what happened. but i still relish the fact that we came close and i think we can get back there. i really do. to su subrifiewj

Bob Corker

5:03:14 to 5:03:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: we may have a few folks who don't want this because they don't like laws. i'm making that up slightly over the top myself. but i think most people really want a good bill and i think the chairman -- i think what you did in december demonstrated that you really want a good bipartisan bill. i don't think it's rig -- i

Bob Corker

5:03:36 to 5:03:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: will get in a little bit here. i don't think trying to call one publican senator to pick him off, two republican senators, to pick them off, i don't think

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